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Woodward gets his shot as UMass football assistant

Thursday, August 27, 2015

AMHERST — Scott Woodward has returned to his college home. The Wendell native and UMass graduate has returned to the Amherst campus as an offensive assistant football coach. He said he will work primarily with the wide receivers alongside wide receivers coach/co-passing game coordinator Spencer Whipple — son of head coach Mark Whipple. Woodward, 28, said the chance to return to his alma mater and having familiarity with some of the coaches were the main factors in coming back after spending the past two seasons as offensive coordinator at Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham in Madison, N.J. “It’s certainly a special feeling coming back to Amherst,” he … 0

Minutemen tabbed among Pick 6 bowl upstarts

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Yes, there are actually college football teams that do not play in bowl games. There will be more postseason games than ever this season, 43 in including the College Football Playoff championship game, but still more than 40 FBS teams will not go bowling. Here are six teams that missed out on the … 0

Freshman back aims at sticking with club

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

AMHERST — Early in UMass football training camp, coach Mark Whipple said the goal for players, especially those trying to establish themselves, should be to earn a spot on the plane to Colorado. So far Sekai Lindsay looks like a good candidate to fly the friendly skies. Saturday’s scrimmage was exactly three weeks from the Minutemen’s Sept. 12 season opener in the Rocky … 0

Berg’s lacrosse goal lifts Denver past Notre Dame 11-10, OT

Sunday, May 24, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — For the first time in school history, Denver is headed to the NCAA lacrosse championship game. Senior attacker Wesley Berg scored his third goal 1:57 into overtime, lifting the Pioneers past top-seeded Notre Dame 11-10 in … 0

Mini-Manny on a mission

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Manny Ramirez Jr.’s hair looked a tad long when University of San Francisco coach Nino Giarratano offered a good-natured wisecrack about his dreadlocked dad. “Probably just a hint I need to cut the hair,” Ramirez said with a smile. At times when Ramirez might need … 0

Big Ten’s Delany lays out plan for freshman ineligibility

Friday, April 17, 2015

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says making freshmen ineligible in college football and basketball could help correct the imbalance between athletics and academics. In a 12-page letter titled “Education First, Athletics Second: The Time for a National Discussion is Upon Us” and sent to media members Friday, Delany … 0

Friars stun Terriers, 4-3

Sunday, April 12, 2015

BOSTON — Providence defenseman Tom Parisi thought he was just dumping the puck in from the red line so the Friars could get some fresh skaters on the ice. Boston University goalie Matt O’Connor thought he had it. … 0

Friars, BU move to all-Hockey East championship

Thursday, April 9, 2015

BOSTON — The Providence Friars didn’t even know if they’d make it to the NCAA Tournament. Now, they are a victory away from the first title in school history. Noel Acciari and Mark Jankowski scored second-period goals, Jon Gillies made 25 saves and Providence beat Nebraska-Omaha 4-1 on … 0

Meyer, Buckeyes keeping an eye out for potential problems

Thursday, April 9, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Urban Meyer and his Ohio State Buckeyes are busy these days. Of course, they’re working their way through 15 spring practices. But in the wake of last season’s national championship, they’re also in demand and … 0

Record seven Kentucky players off to NBA draft

Friday, April 10, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A record seven players are leaving a mighty Kentucky team after a season that fell two wins short of a championship. They can look forward to a possible reunion in a couple of months at the NBA draft. The soon-to-be-former Wildcats gathered at their practice … 0

Huskies capture 3rd straight title

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are a perfect 10. The Hall of Fame coach joined some elite company in UCLA’s John Wooden after tying the Wizard of Westwood with his 10th NCAA Tournament title. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Moriah Jefferson each scored 15 points Tuesday … 0

Badgers’ Ryan not first to let emotions run hot after loss

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Minutes after Seton Hall lost the 1989 NCAA championship game in overtime, with a debatable blocking foul sending Michigan’s Rumeal Robinson to the line for the winning free throws, Pirates coach P.J. Carlesimo did the unimaginable when he met with reporters. He complimented the official who made the … 0

Huskies, Irish shooting for title tonight

Monday, April 6, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — The women’s basketball championship game will have a familiar feel to it with UConn and Notre Dame playing for a title for the second straight year. Unlike last season’s game when much of the conversation building up to the matchup of undefeated teams was about … 0